By Cora L. Diekman

Published on March 11, 2016

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Photography by THRESHOLD STEER

by Cora L. Diekman

Animal heads are no longer exclusive to rustic, cabin-like designs. Faux varieties are having their day in the sun with styles to suit any room in fun materials like felt, paper mache, ceramic, and metallics. Faux heads are adaptable to your taste and needs, becoming anything you want them to be from kid-friendly to seriously chic. Keep reading to see our ten favorite ways to style any space with this fab, faux accessory.

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Photography by MYFAVORITEANDMYBEST.COM

Animal heads can totally work in the girliest of rooms. This space is both feminine and eclectic with a lots of florals, and a menagerie of animal heads that are fun and fabulous.

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Photography by LECLAIR DECOR VIA WEST ELM

This clever idea swiped from Instagram suggests framing a collection of animal heads with empty photo frames in a contrasting color. This space also proves that faux heads can absolutely work in midcentury modern designs, adding both glam and dimension.

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Photography by MY DOMAINE

A faux stag with a soft aesthetic rounds out this Scandinavian-inspired nursery with fur accents and neutral tones.

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Photography by KELLYGOLIGHTLY.COM

Jonathan Adler’s office is in fine form in his signature eclectic-modern style, complete with high voltage accents like a glittering metallic rhino head hovering above the sofa.

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Photography by THEEVERYGIRL.COM

Add dimension to a gallery wall with a faux animal head in complimentary colors, like this white stag with gold antlers that draws from this space’s chic feminine color palette.

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Photography by HGTV

Style an entry table by keeping wall art minimal and bold with a single faux animal head in a contrasting color — in this case white on black.

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Photography by DECORPAD.COM

Kids’ rooms call for lots of fun wall art. Skip the frames and try faux animal heads instead, and don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and textures, including metallics.

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Photography by SIMPLESTYLINGS.COM

Hang a few animal heads in a dressing or bathroom for a unique way to organize scarves, necklaces, or other accessories.

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Photography by MYPARADISSI.COM

This bedroom is anything but rustic, with graphic prints, a bold black matte wall, colors in high contrast, and a solid gold bear adding sparkle overhead.

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Photography by CHRIS PATEY FOR MY DOMAINE

Can we agree to call this fabulous space rustic-modern? The posh textiles are totally modern, but the wood furniture, window trim, and animal head give everything a lovely rustic touch. Gorgeous!